No Monkeys, No Chocolate

10 best books like No Monkeys, No Chocolate (Melissa Stewart): Mommy's Khimar, Alma and How She Got Her Name, Last Stop on Market Street, City Dog, Country Frog, Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear, Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California's Farallon Islands, Grand Canyon, Giant Squid, Library Lily

AuthorJamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
ISBN1534400591
Selected as a Best Book of 2018 by NPR, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, and Shelf Awareness!

A young Muslim girl spends a busy day wrapped up in her mother’s colorful headscarf in this sweet and fanciful picture book from debut author and illustrator Jamilah Tompkins-Bigelow and...
Alma and How She Got Her Name
AuthorJuana Martinez-Neal
ISBN0763693553
What's in a name? For one little girl, her very long name tells the vibrant story of where she came from — and who she may one day be.

If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela has way too many names: six! How did such a small person wind up with such a large name? Alma turns to Daddy for...
Last Stop on Market Street
AuthorMatt de la Pena
ISBN0399257748
Winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal
A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2015
A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of 2015

Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the...
City Dog, Country Frog
AuthorMo Willems
ISBN1423103009

In spring, when City Dog runs free in the country for the first time, he spots Country Frog sitting on a rock, waiting for a friend. "You'll do," Frog says, and together they play Country Frog games. In summer, they meet again and play City Dog games. Through the seasons, whenever City Dog visits the...
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear
AuthorLindsay Mattick
ISBN0316324906
Before there was Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie. In 1914, during World War I, Captain Harry Colebourn, a Canadian veterinarian on his way to serve with cavalry units in Europe, rescued a bear cub in White River, Ontario. He named the bear Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg,...
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
AuthorDerrick Barnes
ISBN1572842245
The barbershop is where the magic happens. Boys go in as lumps of clay and, with princely robes draped around their shoulders, a dab of cool shaving cream on their foreheads, and a slow, steady cut, they become royalty. That crisp yet subtle line makes boys sharper, more visible, more aware of every great...
AuthorKatherine Roy
ISBN1596438746
Up close with the ocean's most fearsome and famous predator and the scientists who study them—just thirty miles from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge!

A few miles from San Francisco lives a population of the ocean's largest and most famous predators. Each fall, while the city's inhabitants...
AuthorJason Chin
ISBN1596439505
Rivers wind through earth, cutting down and eroding the soil for millions of years, creating a cavity in the ground 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and more than a mile deep known as the Grand Canyon.

Home to an astonishing variety of plants and animals that have lived and evolved within its walls...
AuthorCandace Fleming
ISBN1596435992
The giant squid is one of the most elusive creatures in the world. As large as whales, they hide beyond reach deep within the sea, forcing scientists to piece together their story from those clues they leave behind.

An injured whale's ring-shaped scars indicate an encounter with a giant squid....
Library Lily
AuthorGillian Shields
Lily loves to read. She is fascinated by the stories in her books, and reads wherever she goes—through summer, autumn, winter, and spring. But one day, Lily meets a girl who hates reading. Milly invites Lily to have adventures of her own—outside the pages of a book. Together the two friends help each...
After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back up Again
AuthorDan Santat
ISBN1626726825
My name is Humpty Dumpty.
I'm famous for falling off a wall.

(You may have heard about it.)

But that's only half the story...
Because I decided to get back up.
And when I did, something amazing happened.

This story is about my life...
AFTER THE FALL.

Inspiring...
The Journey
AuthorFrancesca Sanna
ISBN1909263990
With haunting echoes of the current refugee crisis this beautifully illustrated book explores the unimaginable decisions made as a family leave their home and everything they know to escape the turmoil and tragedy brought by war. This book will stay with you long after the last page is turned.

From...
Pandora
AuthorVictoria Turnbull
ISBN0544947339
Pandora lives alone, in a world of broken things. She makes herself a handsome home, but no one ever comes to visit. Then one day something falls from the sky 
. . . a bird with a broken wing. 
     Little by little, Pandora helps the bird grow stronger. Little by little, the bird helps Pandora...
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